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Created for a 6th grade Life Science class in VA

Amber Dubberke

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Biomes

Biomes Land Water Desert Forest Marine Freshwater Grassland Tundra Temperate
Grassland Savanna Location: North America & Asia Climate:
not too hot, not too cold
moderate rainfall Animals: prairie dogs, mice, bison Plants: Grasses and flowering plants FACT: Grassland Animals don’t have heavy bush or trees to hide them so they tend to be large grazing animals, burrow dwellers, or they blend in well with their surroundings.
Adaptations: Grassland Plants have thick, matted root systems that soak up moisture.
Animals burrow or camouflage.
Location: Africa, South America, Australia Climate:
Wet season with a lot of rain
and a dry season with little rain Animals: Elephants, Giraffes,
Zebras, Gazelles,
Wildebeests, Koala Plants: Grass, a few trees Adaptations: Grass have deep roots to survive dry season.
Animals live in herds to avoid predators
Forest Coniferous
(Taiga) Tropical
Rainforest Location: N. America, Africa,
Middle East, Asia, Australia Cliamate: Very dry, usually very hot Animals: Jack rabbits, Kangaroo rats,
Lizards, Camels
Plants: Cactuses, Shrubs
Plants grow far apart and have widespread roots
Most animals nocturnal
Many animals and plants can store water in their bodies. Location: Far north,
tops of mountains Climate: Low average temperatures, little rainfall, and a very short growing season!
Permafrost (frozen earth) exists year-round and prevents rain from draining away
Plants: in the tundra are short and
stubby because the roots cannot
grow down too deeply into the
frozen ground.
Grass, Shrubs, Moss, Lichens
Adaptations: Tundra animals develop white fur to blend
in with their surroundings. Many others
hibernate through the winter. Shallow-rooted
Animals: Caribou, Musk, oxen, Wolves, Lemmings
Shrews, Hares, Birds
Location: US!, Canada, Europe,
China, Japan, New Zealand
Climate: 4 distinct seasons (fall, winter, spring, summer)
Warm, humid
Precipitation all year
Animals: Raccoon, Squirrel, Deer, Chipmunks,
Chickadees, bluejays, cardinals, Insects
Skunk, Bear, Fox
Plants: Trees that lose their leaves (deciduous)
Shrubs, Lichens, moss
Adaptations: Hibernation
Trees lose leaves
Location: Northern hemisphere ,
Canada, Russia
Climate: Long, cold winters with
snow; short summers;
Low precipitation
Animals: Amphibians, Invertebrates, Birds, Beaver, Deer, Moose
Plants: Evergreen Trees (Coniferous)
Adaptations: Trees don’t lose their leaves, so can do photosynthesis more
Needles reduce water loss; Hibernation or Migration
Location: Equator in S. America,
Africa, Asia, Islands, Tropics Climate: Very Wet (lots of precipitation)
Very Warm; Sometimes Monsoon Seasons
Animals: (Very Diverse) Birds, Reptiles,
Amphibians, Insects, Apes, Monkeys,
Plants: Trees Adaptations: Plants have special shapes to catch water
Large Roots to get nutrients; Bright colors; Branch at top of trees
Location: wetlands, marshes, swamps,
rivers, lakes, ponds Climate: All types Animals: Fish, ducks, invertebrates,
amphibians, reptiles Plants: Cattails, water
lilies, moss Adaptations: Suction disks, growing
on rocks, living under rocks
(Living in river)
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